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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Observations on 16 years of microfloral recolonization data from limestone surfaces, Aldabra atoll, Indian Ocean : implications for biological weathering

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VILES H.A. ; SPENCER T. ; TELEKI K. ; COX C. ;

Abstract

An initial, short-term study (1982-83) of microfloral colonization on cleared plots on Quaternary reef limestones on Aldabra Atoll revealed considerable variability in colonization rates, with wetter sites and softer rocks prone to more luxuriant growths. This paper reports on further studies of colour, biomass and effects of the developing microfloral communities from almost 100 out of the c. 300 original plots which were revisited in 1998. Many sites still show limited colonization. Where a microfloral community has re-established, weathering effects are notable and consistent with those found on surrounding rock

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 25, no12 [pp. 1355-1370]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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